Tempe, AZ (PRWEB) June 24, 2014
Western Refining and the Muscular Dystrophy Association announced today that the 2014 “Make A Muscle, Make A Difference®” mobile campaign raised $379,053 to help save and improve the lives of children and adults affected by muscle disease throughout the Southwest.
“I am very proud of the effort demonstrated by both the employees and our great customers,” said Western Refining Vice President – Retail, R.C. Sprouse. “I continue to be impressed with the charitable contributions we have been able to generate over the years – a testament to the effort of the store employees and to the generosity of our customers.”
From April 29 through June 2, Western Refining and its 230 retail stores located throughout Arizona, southwestern Colorado, New Mexico, and southwestern Texas sold $1 and $5 pin-up mobiles, which were bought and signed by customers and prominently displayed in each store.
Now in its third year, the “Make a Muscle” mobile campaign has raised nearly $1 million to help MDA continue to make progress in the fight for muscle health.
“We are grateful to Western Refining for helping to fuel MDA’s mission of help and hope in support of our families who are fighting back against muscle disease,” said MDA Executive Director Traci McMillan. “The company’s outstanding efforts as host of yet another hugely successful mobile campaign are a true testament to Western Refining’s passion for helping the communities it serves.”
Mobile sales directly benefit local MDA families and help raise vital funds to support MDA's programs of research and health care services, and to send children affected by muscular dystrophy and related diseases to a weeklong, barrier-free MDA summer camp. Last year, more than $351,824 was raised through mobile sales donations.
About Western Refining
Western Refining, Inc. is an independent refining and marketing company headquartered in El Paso, Texas. The refining segment operates refineries in El Paso, and Gallup, New Mexico. The Wholesale segment includes a fleet of crude oil and finished product truck transports, and wholesale petroleum products operations in Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Maryland, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, and Virginia. The retail segment includes retail service stations and convenience stores in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Texas.
Western Refining, Inc. owns the general partner and approximately 65% of the limited partnership interest of Western Refining Logistics, LP (NYSE:WNRL). Western Refining, Inc. also owns the general partner and approximately 39% of the limited partnership interest in Northern Tier Energy LP (NYSE:NTI).
More information about Western Refining is available at http://www.wnr.com.
The Muscular Dystrophy Association is the world’s leading nonprofit health agency dedicated to saving and improving the lives of anyone with muscle disease, including muscular dystrophy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other neuromuscular diseases. It does so by funding worldwide research to find treatments and cures; by providing comprehensive health care services and support to MDA families nationwide; and by rallying communities to fight back through advocacy, fundraising and local engagement. Visit mda.org and follow us at facebook.com/MDAnational and @MDAnews. Learn more about MDA's mission by watching this video.